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Associate Headteacher

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Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
L15 - L21 £57,562 - £65,557
Hawkswood Primary PRU, Yardley Lane, Chingford, London
Working Pattern:
Full Time
32 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
18/04/2017 at 12:00 PM
Vacancy Description


Scale: Leadership 15 – 21 (£58,137 - £66,212)

Closing Date: 18th April 2017

Shortlisting: 26th April 2017

Interviews: 2nd May 2017  

Our Management Committee is looking to appoint an outstanding Headteacher, with a proven track record who inspires a passion for learning!

Hawkswood Primary PRU and SEMH Provision is a complex school that offers high quality education to children aged 4-11 with a high level of Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs that make it difficult for them to cope in mainstream schools. Children are referred from every primary school/academy in the London Borough of Waltham Forest because they are at risk of permanent exclusion. The majority of pupils attend the school for a short period of intervention before returning to mainstream education. A smaller group of KS2 pupils have an EHC Plan and attend the school for longer in accordance with their additional needs.

Ofsted graded us outstanding in 2015.

Our dynamic team act as exemplary role models, educating and nurturing each child, enabling them to make good academic progress and return to mainstream school.

The school is a brand new purpose built building located in on the very edge of Epping Forest.

This is a very exciting time for Hawkswood Primary as we are increasing the number of Nurture Groups we offer in response to a change in local need. We are part of the Nurture Group Network and this aspect of our work is held in high regard throughout local primary schools and academies.

In addition to the leadership and daily management of Hawkswood Primary, this post sits within the Senior Leadership Team of the Hawkswood Group responsible for the strategic leadership of all Alternative Provisions (AP) in LBWF.

We are seeking an exceptional leader to build on existing successes and someone who:

  • Has a breadth of experience and knowledge across all phases of primary education.
  • Is innovative and experienced at managing change
  • Is resilient, inspirational and nurturing
  • Demonstrates exceptional work ethic
  • Has outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Can provide strategic support to all primary schools/academies in LBWF
  • Has been successful in engaging hard-to-reach families
  • Remains calm under pressure

We support pupils from all primary schools within Waltham Forest and we have a good record of successful re-integrations. 

Our staff are committed to improving the life chances of all pupils and work hard to raise standards attainment and confidence.

The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

Application package will be available online on the Hawkswood Group website.  

Completed forms to be sent to   

The Hawkswood Group is committed to promoting the safeguarding of children. Please note that this position requires as enhanced DBS and safeguarding checks will be carried out prior to appointment

Equal Opportunities
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- Promoting equality of opportunity

- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage

- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.

- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

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